Census: No easy task ahead
May 9, 2014 U.S. Census Bureau director John?Thompson was decidedly understated this week as he visited sites in western North Dakota to get a first-hand look at the area’s population boom. more »»
Taking a big step backward
May 8, 2014 A demonstration of the topsy-turvy, self-defeating nature of U.S. energy policy is being provided right now in Washington, D.C. U.S. senators are debating a major energy bill. more »»
‘Let’s Clean R Up’
May 7, 2014 We applaud the Minot City Council’s decision Monday night to put some money behind the effort to clean up abandoned properties in the flood zone. more »»
City Hall: What is going on?
May 6, 2014 While we wait for all the details to emerge from the late Friday afternoon firing of Minot’s city attorney, we nonetheless can’t help but wonder:?What the heck is going on at City Hall? No doubt we... more »»
Breaking their own rules
May 5, 2014 You’ve seen it happen dozens of times: A government official breaks the law. He or she is severely reprimanded and forced to resign. And there the episode ends. more »»
The week that was
May 4, 2014 POT PROBLEMS – Colorado officials are dealing with an unexpected problem relating to the state’s legalization of marijuan. more »»
U.S. actions don’t bother Putin
May 3, 2014 Russian leader Vladimir Putin laughed off U.S. sanctions on individuals and companies in his country a few weeks ago. President Barack Obama’s reaction to that was more of the same. New U.S. more »»
A billion barrels and counting
May 1, 2014 One billion barrels recovered, how many more billion to go? Data released this week from oil companies drilling in the Bakken formation in North Dakota and Montana shows that the formation has... more »»
A good place to start
April 30, 2014 Friday marks the beginning of a two-day volunteer effort to clean up the entrances into Minot as part of the city’s Project CLEAN. more »»
What is the IRS thinking?
April 29, 2014 It is no wonder the federal government is confused about what is fair and right, when it comes to consideration of the Social Security Administration’s now-halted program in which tax refunds were... more »»
Keeping national secrets
April 28, 2014 It is understandable that the armed forces, the nation’s intelligence agencies and the White House want to avoid disclosure of information that may be harmful to national security. more »»
The week that was
April 27, 2014 STICKY SITUATION – What? A?pitcher in Major League Baseball caught using pine tar to help improve his grip on the ball? We’re shocked? Actually, what shocks us is the apparent cluelessness of New... more »»
Has President Obama found a legal way to kill?
April 27, 2014 When President Obama decided sometime during his first term that he wanted to be able to use unmanned aerial drones in foreign lands to kill people — including Americans — he instructed Attorney... more »»
Federal snooping must stop
April 26, 2014 Most Americans can understand why law enforcement and national security officials want access to information about us — though there are serious, in many cases overriding, invasion of privacy... more »»
What is a community facility?
April 24, 2014 Better late than never, we guess. A committee has begun the difficult task of determining the definition of a “community facility” that could be eligible for sales tax assistance from the city. more »»
Keystone waffling continues
April 22, 2014 The Obama administration continued to kick the Keystone XL pipeline project down the road last week, with its announcement late Friday that there will be an indefinite extension of the government’s... more »»